Gain a higher level of business innovation knowledge and bring value to your organization

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Where is EPFL in the rankings?

EPFL is one of the top Universities in the world. The QS World University Rankings ranked EPFL as the 14th best university in the world across all fields in 2021, whereas THE World University Rankings ranked EPFL as the world’s 19th best school for engineering and technology in 2020. The EPFL EMBA is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs, or AMBA – the European standard for MBA program accreditation.

A high-impact EMBA program at one of the world's most vibrant technology institutions

The EPFL EMBA focuses on providing a bridge between the technology strength of EPFL and the international business community. Our hands-on approach combines innovative thinking with strategic management skills. We equip participants to lead a tech-oriented workforce, foster a culture of innovation and lead businesses from ideas to commercialization.

The EMBA is designed to provide managers and executives a fully-accredited MBA curriculum while at the same time focusing on how to identify, encourage, and support innovative activity with the intent of generating value for their organizations. 

Our lecturers include not only academic experts in innovation and business domains, but also industry experts who bring their vast, practical knowledge base into the classroom. Our in-person class sessions are designed to be as dynamic and impactful as possible.

An MBA is only for people who are aspiring to become a CEO someday, right?

No, and our program is not designed for that goal. It meets different sets of expectations, and all of them allow our MBA participants to access new levels of success.

  • You are recognized as a good manager, but are you frustrated not to be involved at the strategic decision-making level of your company?
  • You are feeling uninspired in your current position, but have the ambition to progress in your field?

What are the typical missions that the EPFL MBA enables me to accomplish in the future?

The EPFL-EMBA Curriculum 2023-2024

Launching New Ventures

Creativity & Ideation
Innovation Strategy
Business Model Innovation

Corporate Innovation Strategy
Principles of Accounting
Marketing in a Digital World

Managerial Finance
Intellectual Property Strategy
Business Law
Digital Transformation & New Technologies

Presentation Skills
Global Economics
IT Strategy 
Change Management
Sustainable Innovation
Economics of Innovation
Responsible Supply Chain & Operations Management
Strategic Decision-making
Innovation Challenge
CSR & Organizational Ethics
Executing & Securing Sales

The EPFL EMBA experience in action: a look at the 2019 welcome week

The value of the EPFL EMBA is far greater than a cumulative learning of online modules: you study in an ultimate learning environment, exchange with professors from leading-edge industry and gain a unique professional network.

Did you know? EPFL is ranked world #2 in the 2019 Young University Rankings

Join the EPFL EMBA August 2023 class

Discover the longest running European EMBA focused on innovation management

I am very interested, but am I eligible for the EPFL EMBA?

Our EMBA program is intended for experienced professionals with an international background and a recognized University degree, for example, in Business, Engineering, Medtech, Biotech, Pharma, Law Humanities, Basic or Life Sciences.

A minimum of 5 years work experience is required. Send us your LinkedIn profile and we will give you a quick (and free) assessment.

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We send you our complete brochure via email. We are happy to answer any questions about the program, your eligibility, the courses and tuition.

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In this fast-paced world where new technologies and practices such as machine learning and digital transformation promise to be either a disruption or an opportunity, Innovation Management is the strategic key to remaining competitive.

To drive growth in this increasingly dynamic and interconnected business world, leaders must harness innovation while speaking the languages of both business and the technologies that support it.

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3 seats left for August 2020 intake


Months part-time program


Average age of the students


Max. participants per year



We will be happy to answer your questions!

Marc Gruber
Academic Director

Roxane Stanford
Program Management (Admissions, Participants onboarding, Events)

Applications for August 2022 now open!

Eugene de Groot
Head of Executive Education

Yasmina Volet
Program Management (Digital Learning Administrator, Course/Project Coordination)

Your EMBA at a glance:

Duration: 16 months / 36 weekdays
Friday & Saturday classes every 2 weeks
Classes on EPFL Campus in Lausanne, CH
Price: 49'000 CHF

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Getting to know each other is a crucial part of the program. 

Participants will not only share the joys and challenges of this program for 16 months, but will also learn from each other. To facilitate this, and to launch straight into the first courses, the program kicks off with a 6 day intensive week.

At the end of the program, our participants meet in South Africa, to combine and apply all the learnings in a practical setting, and work with  a young, dynamic company or organization in the Cape Town area, to help solve a current business challenge facing the company. 

This allows them to experience how diverse cultural influences impact businesses.

Meet us at the next info session Wed 22 February 2023
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